What They Say:
After growing up in Tokyo, high school student Jin Kaito moves to Nagoya where he meets Yatogame Monaka, a fellow student who puts her Nagoya dialect on full display. With her cat-like appearance and unvarnished Nagoya dialect, Yatogame won’t open up to him at all. This popular local comedy is increasing the status of Nagoya through observation of the adorable Yatogame-chan!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
With the first season hitting last year and working better than expected once it got a few episodes in, it’s back to Nagoya for us. The show does a nice job with re-introducing us to the cast as they get together in the club room and toss in a few word gags to the region as well, which Jin laughs at a lot more than he should. Once we get the four of them it puts us into the position to move forward as Sasatsu spends her time yelling at everyone and we’re on track to remember who they are and their personalities. There’s some cuteness in it as they get into some accusations about lack of accents and it leads to some fun moments. But the reality is that the show is just barreling through everything to hit its marks.
With a tease of a couple more characters in the preview for the next episode that has some history lesson material to it, the second season of Yatogame-chan is getting ready to open up. I liked the first season closer to the halfway mark as it found its footing and solidified its cast so an episode like this is pretty standard to reconnect and get us moving again. It’s loud, chaotic, silly, and filled with accusations and laughs as we get the gang back together and I suspect that’s what most fans were hoping for.
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